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Celebrate Chuck Smith: An Interview
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Celebrate Chuck Smith: An Interview

The HistoryMakers present Celebrate Chuck Smith featuring an interview with the playwright and theatrical director conducted by journalist Robin Robinson with a special guest appearance by actor Harry J. Lennix. Held at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, this program also features excerpts from some of Smith’s favorite plays. Please indicate what format (VHS or DVD) you want the program on in the comments section when ordering.

WVON: The Good Ol’ Days of 60s Radio
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WVON: The Good Ol’ Days of 60s Radio

On February 19, 2002, The HistoryMakers played host to a free public event entitled WVON: The Good Ol’ Days of 60s Radio. Legendary disc jockeys Lucky Cordell, Cecil Hale, Herb Kent, “The Cool Gent,” Richard Pegue and Pervis Spann took part in a lively dialogue as they discussed their days at WVON radio. These distinct radio personalities showcased the talent of black musicians and community-based news, helping to make WVON a Chicago institution.

T-Shirt
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T-Shirt

T-Shirts are available in the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. All t-shirts are black with a white The HistoryMakers Logo. Show your support in style!

Tote Bag
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Tote Bag

Natural cotton canvas.  The tote bags are white and black with The HistoryMakers logo on it.  Classic, durable and an incredible value! Easy access to main compartment. Show your support in style!

An Evening With Ken Chenault
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An Evening With Ken Chenault

Take a rare, inside, look into the life and career of one of America’s most successful CEOs –Ken Chenault, featuring Warren Buffett, Ursula Burns, Vernon Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, David Rubenstein, Dr. J, Magic Johnson, Ken Frazier, and more, in An Evening With Ken Chenault. Taped live on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in New York City’s The New York Times Center, and hosted by sportscaster James “J.B.” Brown, the program pays tribute to Chenault’s extraordinary life and career - from his early professional years as a lawyer and consultant into his nearly forty year career at American Express. Chenault delivers a must-see master class on leadership!

An Evening With Denyce Graves
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An Evening With Denyce Graves

Get an exclusive look into the life of Denyce Graves as you never have before! Filmed in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University’s Thorn Auditorium on October 22, 2005, Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett interviews the legendary mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves about her career as a world-renowned operatic vocalist. Widely recognized as one of the most exhilarating voices in music today, Graves opens up about her life singing opera and the history of African Americans in the world of opera. Performing in the majestic halls of the New York Metropolitan Opera and other notable opera houses throughout the world, Graves thrills and inspires audiences with her stories. Order your copy of this exciting program on DVD today!

An Evening With Franklin Thomas
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An Evening With Franklin Thomas

Follow philanthropic and business leader Franklin Thomas from his beginnings in New York’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood to the corporate board room in An Evening With Franklin Thomas. Taped in New York City on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the AXA Equitable Center, in front of a standing room only audience, the program features appearances by Gloria Steinem, Darren Walker, Vernon Jordan, Ursula Burns, Edward Lewis, Henry Schacht, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Judge Albie Sachs, Gay McDougall, Raymond McGuire, and video interviews of 35 others, An Evening With Franklin Thomas provides viewers an inside look into the life and career of one of the nation’s most accomplished civic and business leaders, Franklin Thomas.

An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories
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An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories

Hosted by actor/producer Harry Lennix and actress/director Regina Taylor, with music provided by music producer/vocalist Terisa Griffin and her eight piece band, An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories was taped in Chicago on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at The Art Institute of Chicago, and showcases for the first time the amazingly rich history of Chicago's African American community, a richness that many need to be reminded of amidst the violence and turmoil that has plagued Chicago. Special guest presenters include Valerie Jarrett, Deval Patrick, Reuben Cannon, Wayne Baker Brooks, Terri Gardner, Eric Johnson, Don Jackson, Linda Johnson Rice, Audrey Smaltz, and Brenda Gaines.

An Evening With Diahann Carroll
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An Evening With Diahann Carroll

Explore the awe-inspiring career of a true entertainment legend, Diahann Carroll. Taped live in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, 2005, An Evening With Diahann Carroll is an entertaining and engaging ride where Carroll tells her life story, shares her experiences working in the entertainment industry and offers her feelings about being a pioneer and inspiring future minority actresses. Television journalist, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week, Gwen Ifill serves as host interviewer for this amazing look into music and television history. Make sure to order your copy today!

An Evening With John Rogers
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An Evening With John Rogers

Interviewed by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and President and COO, McDonald’s Corporation Don Thompson, A Night With John Rogers follows the career of the lifelong Hyde Parker on Chicago’s Southside, John W. Rogers, Jr. Taped on October 2, 2010 in front of a live audience at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rogers tells lively stories of his unique childhood, playing basketball for Princeton, and launching the first African American investment management firm, and also shares his insights on business, corporate boards, and the campaign of President Barack Obama. Don’t miss out on this fascinating program!